Spicy Cabbage Soup

It’s so cold out today! I still can’t believe it snowed yesterday, weird! I kid but I really wanted to make a spicy, filling, low calorie soup today. I went out last night for dinner and ate way to much!



  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeños, chopped
  • 6 small carrots, chopped
  • 3/4 a head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1/4 cup yellow split peas
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 12 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt, pepper, cayenne, red pepper flakes to taste
  • splash olive oil


  1. Heat a splash of olive oil in a soup pot.
  2. Saute the onions, garlic and jalapeños until fragrant.
  3. Add the turmeric, cumin, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, cayenne and red pepper flakes. Give it a good stir.
  4. Toss in the carrots and cabbage. stir it around, making sure to coat the cabbage and carrots in the seasoning.
  5. Pour in the rest of the ingredients and bring it to a boil. Turn down the heat and let it simmer for at least an hour.


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